NSW | Bankstown | Fundamentals of Fire Compartmentation and Lightweight Construction in Multi-Storey Buildings

Fundamentals of Fire Compartmentation and Lightweight Construction in Multi-Story Buildings & Timber Frame Inspections | Bankstown Sports Club | 6 CPD Points | Tim Rossiter, Stuart Branch, Ari Akritidis

About this Event - 3 March 2020

Fundamentals of Fire Compartmentation and Lightweight Construction in Multi-Story Buildings & Timber Frame Inspections 

With inspections in the hot seat across the country for many building surveyors and some state governments looking to introduce new critical stage inspections, AIBS has developed a training event to respond to these challenges. This event will detail inspecting lightweight construction including protection of service penetrations (Passive Fire) for commercial style buildings and timber frame inspections for residential buildings under construction. A formal presentation and background including interpretation issues and implications for building surveyors when inspecting will precede a practical workshop where attendees can work through construction issues together. 

A practical approach will be developed highlighting the technicalities regimes for both residential and commercial buildings under constructions.

This training session is aimed at new entrants who have only a basic knowledge of inspecting, or for experienced building surveying professionals who need a refresher when inspecting commercial buildings with an emphasis on lightweight construction and protection of service penetrations. 

This training will be delivered in two parts over the day; 

Part 1 Fire Safety Inspections - Lightweight Construction and Protection of Service Penetrations 

  • Building legislation and regulations regarding inspections (purpose and intent of inspections, what requires inspection, sample of absolute, skills and competency of inspectors, common pitfalls etc.) 
  • Lightweight wall systems, fire rated plasterboard, substrates, details, junctions, charring beams, fixings, sealants etc. 
  • Openings in fire rated wall and floor systems (doors, windows and service penetrations), method of protection, testing methods, details, common pitfalls, what to look for etc. 

A workshop example for a proposed development showing architectural, structural and services review for inspection will be delivered. 

Part 2 Timber Frame Inspections 

The second part of the training will review inspection, assessment and certification of timber members under construction including: 

  • Acceptable construction manual AS1684 including limitations, bracing, tie-downs, bushfire attack levels, timber specifications and fitness for purpose. 
  • Truss standards
    -  AS 1720.5 - design 
    -  AS 4446 - manufacture 
    -  AS 4440 - installation 
  • Wind loading for housing - AS 405


Membership Type Price (All Prices Inclusive of GST)

AIBS Member

Non Member $450
AIBS Student Member $225


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3/3/2020 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Bankstown Sports Club 8 Greenfield Parade Bankstown, NSW 2200 AUSTRALIA

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